49ers’ Marquise Goodwin suffers his fourth concussion in 14 months

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49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin has suffered his fourth concussion in the last 14 months.

The 49ers confirmed that Goodwin suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. Last year with the Bills he suffered a concussion in August in a training camp practice, in September in a game and in October in a game.

In all three cases last year, Goodwin quickly returned to action, missing only one game despite those three concussions. He’s currently in the concussion protocol and will have to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can return to the field again.

Some neurologists have said repeated concussions can have a cumulative effect and that each additional concussion carries additional risk of long-term effects. For Goodwin, that has to be a concern.

22 responses to “49ers’ Marquise Goodwin suffers his fourth concussion in 14 months

  1. Tough break, but Goodwin was well aware concussions could be potentially career-ending before signing his contract. Zero difference between this situation, and a physical job like construction, where a back problem can end a career.

  2. Hang it up kid. If not for yourself then for your loved ones who will be forced to take care of you, hang it up.

  3. florida76 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    Tough break, but Goodwin was well aware concussions could be potentially career-ending before signing his contract. Zero difference between this situation, and a physical job like construction, where a back problem can end a career.
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    Really??? With a back problem, you can still remember the names of your family members.

  4. He should definitely try those soft helmets some quarterbacks are wearing. When a hard helmet hits the ground, it is going to transmit force to the brain. A soft helmet would absorb the energy instead of transmitting it.

  5. florida76 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    Tough break, but Goodwin was well aware concussions could be potentially career-ending before signing his contract. Zero difference between this situation, and a physical job like construction, where a back problem can end a career.

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    Let me guess, you walked 12 miles in socks in the Florida snow to get to school when you were a kid, too…

    Dumb comment…A bad back doesn’t leave you unable to make sound and rational choices, cause brain damage or leave you more susceptible to CTE and the dangerous side effects it entails. Maybe the pain meds you take, but not the back problem…

  6. Continue to try to improve equipment, cut down on helmet-to-helmet, etc.

    But at some point the league needs to decide if they are going to let players play, knowing the risk they are taking, or if they are going to be more aggressive with limiting play after a concussion occurs. If they are really concerned about long-term impact on players, then they should probably force him to retire. Or they can let him continue to play, knowing the risk. Either path is acceptable, but stop pretending that you really care about long-term health if you let them play after this many.

  7. 6/4.5M guaranteed for this and next year. Unfortunately if he retires, he wont see all of the money. WHICH I feel he deserves since the injuries are related to his career. IMO, the best thing for him is to take up a roster spot until he is cut.

  8. At one point does the NFL implement mandatory injury protocol that keeps players with a certain number of concussions in a one year span out of a couple of games, to be evaluated for side effects.

  9. Don’t know how he got it, but the Niners are famous for running full speed up to an opponent already in the grasp of their defense and hitting the player full blast. Surprised somebody hasn’t been seriously injured

  10. “Zero difference between this situation, and a physical job like construction, where a back problem can end a career.”

    You couldn’t be more wrong. Hurt your back, you might have trouble walking, lifting, have regular pain etc.

    Hurt your brain you might have trouble doing things like tying your shoes and remembering what you said to the person in front of you less than a minute ago. There is no other type of injury that is in the same class as brain injuries. Everything else carries your brain around. Your brain is you and everything you are.

  11. robkeezy says:
    October 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    At one point does the NFL implement mandatory injury protocol that keeps players with a certain number of concussions in a one year span out of a couple of games, to be evaluated for side effects.
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    Never.

  12. dwoofer says:
    October 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm
    Don’t know how he got it, but the Niners are famous for running full speed up to an opponent already in the grasp of their defense and hitting the player full blast. Surprised somebody hasn’t been seriously injured
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    Let me guess, you also walked 12 miles in socks in the Florida snow to get to school when you were a kid, too…

    Apparently in your moment of mental midgetry you missed that he plays on the offense.

  13. Let me guess, you also walked 12 miles in socks in the Florida snow to get to school when you were a kid, too…

    PhD for a name is a stretch when making comments like that. The point he was making is that people get hurt in all walks of life at jobs that are inherently dangerous. Give me a break with all the bleeding heart feelings for CTE. Ask yourself this PhD, if I hit you in the head 1000 times what do you think would happen?

    Gotta take some responsibility for your career choice.

  14. The protocol IS sufficient. With all the information that is out there, players nowadays are able to make an educated decision on whether or not they want to play, knowing the possible repercussions. To suggest otherwise if not only silly, but also undermines each players choice as an adult on whether the risk is worth the choice to play, and in some cases, getting paid well to do so.

  15. I think football needs to get the players back down to normal size. For example no players in the league over 275 lbs. No weight training. They are all too unnaturally big and fast. Plus zero helmet hits and tackling allowed.

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